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of just 2.5% in the u.s., 1.5% in canada and zero growth in the uk. locally, cutbacks in government spending weighed on the numbers and lower commodity prices also impacted on cash flow and the government is facing more criticism about its effort to keep the budget in surplus while the economy grows. >> the government has had the objective of making sure that we would bring our budget back to surplus when growth has been around trend. what we've been seeking to do through good budget policy has been to provide maximum flexibility to the reserve bank to a just rate so. the government will always put in place appropriate budget settings which will support growth and jobs. >> still, analysts say growth could slow further as the mining investment boom peaks. yesterday, the bank of australia cut interest rates to a record low of 3% and traders are looking further easing next year to offset the falling talks of trade, the high australian daughter and further cutbacks in government spending. >> despite that prognosis for rates and the fact that we're now matching the record lows here, the
are telling some american companies it is time to start paying their fair share there in the uk. even throwing around terms such as shame, outrageous when talking about it. executives from google, amazon, and starbucks all appeared before a parliamentary committee looking into how international companies minimize the tax they pay in the uk. richard quest is in london to explain it all. now, richard, not necessarily talking about tax evasion here. it's more like avoidance, minimization, what's the concern? >> reporter: that's exactly the point. the companies are not breaking the law, not doing anything wrong. the accounts committee described their actions as immoral claiming they have r. so arranging their tax affairs so as to pay no tax in the country where the money is earned. this applies to google, which uses ireland, applies to amazon, on the continent, and it applies to starbucks in amsterdam. what we learned is how these companies arrange their affairs. so even though the latte is bought in london, no tax is ever paid except on sales tax to the uk government. i need to demonstrate this t
is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the whole matter behind this. "we accept responsibility for our past mistakes, we have said we're profoundly sorry for them. the hsbc of today is a fundamentally different organization from the one that made those mistakes." they were rubber stamping transfers and one economic it any of an e-mail said "what is this, the school of low ex
. the u.k. government has been explaining his plan to allow same-sex marriage to be able to choose to conduct gay marriages, but the church of england which is against the plan has banned same-sex marriages. a disturbing report was released by the u.s. with the abuse of afghan women despite laws to protect them. one of the many problems the country faces. u.s. forces, that departure comes after a great sacrifice. one of the deadly as battles took place in 2009. it was there in eastern afghanistan, come under assault by 400 fighters. the events have been captured in a new book titled the outpost. he spoke to me a brief time ago. jay, you cover the politics in afghanistan. >> i was covering the war from the comfort of the white house and it is all very political, churning out troop numbers and it seemed a little cold. and when my son was born, my son jack was born, i looked up and he was a day old and there is this report of the combat outpost being attacked, the bottom of three steep mountains. i was holding my son hearing about eight other sons taken from this world and that moment
in london. it is the uk equivalent of ashford in the u.s. i know that because the two cables down the east coast of africa both have their major london.n from there it is a straight shot. it is a fascinating place. it is in the same spot as the ancient report. -- port. this is the place where the international -- >> where are these undersea cables that you referred to earlier? and by whom? >> there have an telegraph cables across the atlantic for 150 years now. depending on how you count, individual strands or cable systems, there are about eight or 10 or 12 across the atlantic. the current generation was laid in the mid-90s. up until about 2002. they are owned by a few companies. very large backbone companies. they are owned by telecom, verizon, british telecom joining with deutsche telekom. or a couple are owned by companies that only own cables across the atlantic. they bought their people out of bankruptcy out of a larger telecom. -we specialize in new york or london. we will sell you services to another telecom or anyone who meets high-capacity bandwidth. >> what about this pacific? >
's the rule in the uk. >> you could not be more wrong, brian. you need to get out more. my parents are getting old. i spent a lot of time the last year in the hospital with my mother, and i can tell you that the treatment they get is second to none. are there restrictions to the kinds of treatments? yes, they don't try and take on really experimental treatments unless you're in a trial, but most of the people i saw in a brand new hospital in my old home town of birmingham, they were getting first-class treatment, extremely expensive. and you know, you can argue about end of life care and was it worth it or not -- >> that's not what we're talking about. by the way, i guess the daily mail and telegraph are wrong. denied end of life care because too old to treat. >> this lady is not at the end of her life. >> i'm not talking about that woman. i'm raising a difficult issue. >> they are wrong, and they're being really alarmist because they get lots of attention for it. but people who are facing, you know, extreme -- the ends of their treatment of cancer, do they get treatment from the nhs? yes, the
. >>> guess what it's boxing in the uk, canada and several other country and shoppers are mobbing the stores. these are the crowds in london. the 26th of december is like black friday here in the united states. analysts expect 4 million british shopper also spend nearly $5 billion today, back here at home, it will be a similar scene today as people head to return those unwanted gifts and jump on big post holiday sales and we do mean big. check out this deal from best buy, a 32 inch tv for under $200. those are the kinds of deals we're seeing at major retailers. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. tell us more. >> it's like having a flashback to black friday. the deals, everybody killing each other just to get the deals but if you're a retailer you take a big hit on a day like today because the national retail federation says almost 11% of whole day gifts we got are returns. that adds up to $60 billion and a lot of that happens today. it's a busy day for retailers. if you're returning stuff today that's some good news here, most stores are keeping their return policies the same as
to france or the u.k.? the new rumbles of anna wintour as ambassador coming up next. melissa: more breaking news right now. disney and netflix reaching a multiyear catalog deal. netflix will be the exclusive u.s. subscription television service for first-run live action animated disney films. basically that means you have to go to netflix to get first crack at disney stuff and cartoons to is moms of course. you can see netflix's stock reacting. investors loving this news and the stock is rising substantially on that. you can see it is up there about 7%. thank you. that is little dark for me there. lori: good news for content on netflix. more choices. >>> internet giant yahoo! facing trouble south of the border. a potential judgement against it in a mexican court may cost billions. shibani joshi has the details for us. so the amount of this lawsuit is equivalent of what, like a third of yahoo!'s cash on hand? that is exorbitant. >> it is a huge chunk what a the company has in he bank and this is something investors will pay very close attention to obviously when the company is spending bill
don't know how many of these gangs there are in the u.k. and these gangs tend to put a wedge between the child and parent so that the victim doesn't even know who to trust anymore and won't go to their parents for help. >> atika, thank you. >>> now our fifth story "outfront." the rise of drones. the number of drones has surged. in 2001, we had 50 of them. now 7,500. the machines designed to watch are now looking like fish. this is called the bioswimmer. was developed by the department of homeland security dart into hard to reach places under water and it's not the only nature-inspired robot. there is a cheetah. they put a skin on it. and, of course, the robo mule. both developed by the defense advanced research project's agency, darpa. "outfront" tonight, barbara starr. i know the real new front, drones themselves, have changed the entire way this country will fight war forevermore. let's start with the bioswimmer. what can it do? >> well, this is a very interesting project that was actually funded by the department of homeland security to basically -- it takes the shape of a tuna be
the first text message was sent in the u.k. by a 22-year-old tech to a co-worker during a christmas party. the message read: "merry christmas." some saying text messages dying out with im still, happy 20th birthday. >>> traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside we see traffic moving in san jose, no problems, no rain now. meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast to tell us if there is more on the way. we'll also check the traffic with sue hall. ñ >>> welcome back. 6:08. live doppler picking up dry air for the morning commute. a little fog around 101 especially from petaluma into novato watch out for that. with the clouds starting to thin more fog could develop in the north bay, 39 in santa rosa and napa, everybody else in the low to upper 40s to even 50 now in san francisco. as we head throughout the morning it is going to feel much cooler than yesterday. 12° cooler to 20, 12 san francisco, 20 redwood city, 23 napa, need a heavier coat not one that is waterproof. temperatures in the 40s through 7:00, 50s by noon, near 60 at 4:00, you will
level view. uk in parts of highway 17 and highway 280. but again this is light and widely scattered showers and lighter batch of rain just made ate cross the bay oaf to fremont. thereéhc8q is an area of good n. high pressure now bringing us today's wet weather. this is going to dominate our weather picture bringing us a string of sunny days and milder weather as well. it's great to be the barrier gf news. >> thank you. >> a new poll shows almost half of americans want to raise taxes on the rich to avoid the so called bris cal cliff. the poll reveals 48% of the polls want taxes raised on those who make $250,000 or more. republican leaders insist that is what will happen with their proposal. 3 guess who? the rich. there are ways to limit deduction asks have the same people pay more money to the federal government without raising rates. >> republicans want to increase the eligibility age for medicare lower a cost of living. president obama's plan raising taxes but medicare and social security will be largely spared. the budget cuts. we're getting an idea about possible long term impac
, more than the entire radio industry in the uk commentary view industry in france. just unprecedented level of royalties. liz: you have some conservatives in congress saying you shouldn't have congress dictating what should be royalty rates, it should be just left open to the free market. do you agree with that? >> we do not agree with that. radio in this country and around the world for decades has been subject to license because you cannot have tens of thousands of radio stations making individual agreements with hundreds of thousands of artists. it folds down fro for my market efficiency standpoint. we don't want congress to set the rates but we want them to put a structure in place that can consistently deliver rates that all parties, innovative services, all agree upon. liz: i cannot let you go without ringing up, and don't roll your eyes, but the stock moves every time it floats in the market. if apple were to enter the internet radio space you guys face these royalty issues effectively they have dealt with that through itunes and they would have so many names at listeners finge
are growing in number. take a look at this. in the u.s. there are 100 groups. u.k., 200. europe, 500. what is going on? >> this is part of a growing global backlash against the wind industry. this is very successful rtraying itself as green. we produce green energy, green lech i very, reduce co2 emissions. when you look at countries around the world, australia, new zealand, huge backlash in ontio, we're seeing backlash against the large wind projects going in all over the place. gerri: talk about new york. you have an interesting example there. >> just last month lawyers here in new york filed lawsuits, 60 residents in herkimer county just north of albany, they filed a lawsuit saying these project, wind turbines, built within 1000 feet or so of residences are emitting all the noise, keeping them up at night, diminishing property values and they filed suit. i think it is indicative of the backlash. gerr this is interesting. you say this is the first time it will be heard in court of law, the issue about the sound. >> in the u.s., yes. gerri: seems to me that is pollution. >> sure it is. tha
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it is really horrific stuff and we don't know how much of these gangs there are in the u.k. and these gangs tended to put a wedge between the child and parent so that the victim doesn't even know who to trust anymore and won't go to their parents for help. >> thank you. and now, let's check in with ashley banfield in for anderson tonight. >> thank you. you know, we're keeping them honest ahead on 360. on paper, this just sounded like a great idea. a cnn investigation found some very serious questions about whether illinois governor pat quinn launched an ambitious antiviolence program for crime prevention or political purposes. drew griffin has been watching it. it's really great. and also, baby veronica, this is her, being taken by her biological father from the parents who adopted her at birth. she had never met him before, but there is a fascinating legal twist involving the rights of native american kids and their parents and jeff toobin's going to join me with that. it's all coming up at the top of the hour. >> and now, our fifth story "outfront," the rise of drones with fins. the numbe
, serbia, swede and switzerland and the u.k. allows women to serve in artillery. why is america so far behind the rest of the world? >> you know, i think we're just attached to those past rules that have been in place and it is not really taking into account the change in the modern warfare today and the fact that women have really been in combat for the last ten years in the last two wars we've been in. >> john: 14% of the 1.4 million active military are women. but 238,000 jobs across the armed forces are completely off-limits to them. is there any reason that you are given consistently by the brass as to why this is? >> you know, i think the policy is in place just because it has always been in place. the military hasn't quite caught up yet. the reasons tend to be women can't keep up. women don't belong. they won't fit in. and again i don't have to argue about what good women are or the nature of women if we're aggressive enough. i can just point to the last ten years of history and the fact that they have been doing
telehouse which is really the u.k. and europe equivalent to ashburn and 60 hudson, these two buildings in the u.s. and i know that in particular was the two cables down the east coast of africa both have their major hubs, their major nodes at telehouse in the docklands in london. and from there it's a straight shot to a landing station in mum bass saw, again, a sort of fascinating place partly because it is in the same spot as kind of the often chept port. -- the ancient port. you know, this is always the place where the international links have been made. >> host: andrew blum, when were these undersea cables that you referred to laid? and by whom? >> guest: well, there have been telegraph cables across z the atlantic for 150 years now. the current generation which depending on how you count whether you say individual strands or cable systems, there are about eight or or ten or some say twelve of them across the atlantic. the current generation was all laid since the broadband boom in the mid '90s in the -- i think the first one was finished in '97 until about 2002 when the last one wa
to make the uk's number one christmas single. his video has more than 7 million views in just two weeks. of course, there's some unwanted attention. turns out his visa had expired and british authorities have now said mr. mohammed, it's time to go home. so there is a price to pay. >>> there's a guy who won $1 million in the megabucks lottery and it turns out, the clerk screwed up. he messed up. he played the wrong ticket, but the guy won. thanks to the clerk playing the wrong game, the man went into the circle k convenience store in new hampshire. turns out the clerk sold him the tristate game and he won. so go to the clerk, buy him something nice, okay? >> when your stars are aligned, they are aligned. hold on for this next one. should i be angry? >> yes, be angry. apparently being angry and showing your anger is healthy and could add two years to your life. here's a new study, assessing 6,000 patients. they say hot heads live two years longer. >> i love it. >> we'll be right back. >>> this morning on "world news now," chrito >>> this morning on "world news now," christmas tornadoes. a
shootings which just doesn't happen -- single episodes happen in australia or the uk or other places, but then they don't recur again and again. so i think the president was saying something about the nature of us as a people. if there is something we can do to, again, not take guns away from people but find ways to have that right be balanced in a less destructive way with the rest of society's rights, i think his laying down a marker saying we have to ask who we are, what we accept as normal and can we countenance the idea of 20 little children being murdered in ten minutes. so i think it may be for those reasons and those that liz was saying, it could be a turning point. >> thanks to both of you for being with us this morning. james mentioned those 20 little children. well, funerals for two of those victims are going to be held today. services for 6-year-old noah pozner will take place. 6-year-old jack pinto will be laid to rest this afternoon in newtown. he was a huge fan of giants wide receiver victor cruz. cruz honored jack by writing his name on his cleats for yesterday's game
. studies are showing that september 16, at least in the uk, is the most popular birthday. when you trace it back 40 weeks, because that's how long the gestation of a pregnancy is, december 11. more babies will be conceived today than any other day this year, according to new research. it's the most popular month for conception, and the ten most popular birthdays in the uk are in september. they say winter is the more fertile season. we're in better moods, all the winter parties. apparently, there's a physiological effect on your swimmers. apparently your swimmers, sperm quality is higher in the cold. i did not know that. >> really? i would have thought the exact opposite. >> my daughter was conceived right about this time. five years ago. >> you said you wanted more kids. what's on your calendar today? >> not happening. not this year. >> i respect that. >>> weed has been in the news a lot over the past few weeks with all the political stuff going on and approving marijuana. two students at the university of colorado took advantage of bringing food in. so they brought pot brownies to thei
to this government in exile, if you will, as being recognized by france, the uk, turkey, gulf cooperation council countries and now the united states. >> this is going to complicate things, because now at the same time we have this state department saying that a small portion of the rebels are terrorists. they are al qaeda. how does that complicate the situation? the u.s. is trying to support the rebels. the president says this is a legitimate organization, the government, and yet, you have terrorists inside on the ground as part of the rebel forces. >> these jihadi fighting forces are making the rebel advances by the way. when you hear them made in and around damascus and a big army base outside of aleppo overtaken by rebels, these are the fighting forces with training in iraq, the jihadis are foreigners. it's a small component but making advances. the head of the opposition group is criticizing the u.s. for designating this rebel group as a terrorist force perhaps he doesn't want to be seen as a puppet of the united states. by the way, the u.s. is now inviting the head of the opposition, the po
are doing today. in the uk and p many other parts of world people celebrate boxing day, much like black friday in the united states. retailers offer extreme discounts. crowds of up people fill the streets and stores today hoping to take advantage of those sa s sales. some brave folks in the czech republic took on a freezing river during the traditional christmas swim. the temperature there was 46 degrees fahrenheit. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. the renewed debate over guns in america playing out is sever fronts today. we'll get right to it. it sfwens fied after the horrific shooting in a newtown, connecticut school that left 6 adults and 20 first graders dead. today los angeles is holding a gun buy-back program. it's usually in may but the mayor decided to move it up after the newtown shootings. >> people want to do something, particularly after the newtown tragedy. now this latest tragedy where two firefighters were shot and killed. they want to act. they're tired of waiting on the congress and our legislatures to do something. they feel like there's too much talk and not enough action,
. >>> news corporations uk chief tom mockridge is stepping down. he took over the unit 18 months ago at the height of the company's phone hacking scandal >>> the time has finally come, cory booker taking the food stamp challenge this week. the newark mayor will only be eating with food he can buy for $37. that is the average food stamped benefit in his week. booker said he will be giving up coffee because he can't afford it. that will be tough for us. >> no doubt. >> interesting to see at the end of that how he does. >> i'm sure he will be documenting on twitter what goes on during those days. coming up, one of the strangest cases of cosmetic surgery, can't make this up. did you read about this? mustache implants. that's right. we'll tell you about it next. [ male announcer ] when this hotel added aflac to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, the
the shoulder. it's called a butcher's cut in the u.k. it's really beefy. lovely marbling. >> what does that do for the lemon? >> gives a smoky flavor. we're going to get on top of this. isn't that marbling beautiful? >> it really is consistent. it's even throughout. >> right. so, we've got a nice, big platter here. pull that up there. ah, right? we have our creamed spinach. put the creamed spinach around the bottom. >> that's creamed spinach? that easy? >> a little parmesan cheese, nutmeg on the bottom. and we're going to take the pressed steak. >> what are you having for lunch? >> a nice piece of skirt steak. check it out. isn't that gorgeous? isn't that great? look at that. >> oh, yeah. perfect. >> this is one of the great cuts, if you're king of the backyard, king of the grill. you haven't tried a flat iron yet, you're going to love it. >> wow. >> and then -- nice garlic pieces. we're going to finish up with fresh baby spinach. >> okay. >> we have seared flat iron steak with creamed spinach. also really delicious. and check it out because it happens to be truffle season, ladies and gentleme
private j. harry styles got to fly in style to perform at the uk jingle bell ball. the rest of his band mates, they had to fly domestic. and, of course, this is just fueling the growing speculation that harry and taylor are an item. >> they were holding hands, right? >> george, your thoughts? >> i'm not going to feel sorry for the rest of the one direction guys. not going do it. >> despite the growing rift. >> they had to check this their luggage. >>> we did this story this weekend. a fine live between -- yeah -- >> flying coach. >> she said domestic. she didn't say coach. >> rooe. there's still first class on domestic flights. >> this is a good one. >> i don't know. >>> there's a fine line between liking is smell of food and liking to smell like the food. pizza hut released a perfume. it's a limited edition bottle. the idea started as a joke on facebook. smell this. i'm done. i smelled it this weekend. you'll attract a lot of attentioning walking around with this perfume. >> oh. >> come on. >> i kind of like it. >> ooh, really. >> there you go. >> merry christmas. >> it's like warm dou
of u.k. and europe equivalent to ashburn and the buildings in the u.s.. and i know that in particular because the two cables down the east coast of africa does have their major hubs, their major nodes at telehouse in london. from their it's a straight shot to the landing place, again a fascinating place partly because it's in the same spot as the ancient port. this is always the place where the international -- >> host: andrew blum were and where these undersea cables that you refer to lade and by whom? >> guest: while there have been telegraph cables across the atlantic for 150 years now. the current generation of cables, pledged it depends on how you count, the individual strands or cable systems ,-com,-com ma sometimes two or even three individual strands, there are 10 or some say 12 of them across the atlantic. the current generation was all laid since the broadband boom in the mid-90s and the first was finished and 90 7-up until about 2002 when the last one was that and they are owned by a few different kinds of companies. they are all owned either by very large backbone companie
to the uk. and anna wintour after all is british. and the guessing game even began as to who might replace her at vogue. those rumors over the past several months actually had died down, brooke, until today. but you can imagine why people are talking about this. listen, as one writer put it, the tea party has the coke brothers. mitt romney had bain capital, but only president obama has anna wintour. this is a woman who was one of the president's most powerful boundlers of donations. she raised more than $500,000 toward president obama's re-election campaign. she held a $40,000 a plate dinner party at sarah jessica parker's townhouse in new york earlier in the fall. she later held lavish fund-raisers, star studded by the way, in london and paris. >> so she's raised all this money and done so much for the obamas, what is she saying? what is vogue saying about this? >> you know, vogue will only officially say that these are still rumors and that she's very happy in her current job. listen, i do know anna wintour a little bit, brooke. and i can tell you that there are people close to her in so
that ruled -- i think is what will surprise some folks -- that there is a treaty that the u.s. and the u.k. are a party to, along with a lot of other parties, call the international child abduction treaty. and that treaty is what was upheld by the lower courts in the united states. so the mother was able to keep custody of the little girl. now the u.s. supreme court is hearing the case today and we'll see what happens. the effects of this, the impact of this will likely reach a lot of u.s. military. >> gretchen: recently in the news, there has been this american female actress who also had two children with a foreign national, i believe he was from france. >> right. >> gretchen: then he was able to take -- the judge in the u.s. ruled that he could take the children back to france and she has been trying to fight to get them back. >> exactly. and it's this treaty in the hague and it's meant to help prehave not parents from abducting children burks it seems like it's perhaps doing the opposite. >> steve: so the supreme court is not going to decide necessarily who the child lives with, but wi
, and even in the european countries, especially the uk, they have a one-payer system, but what happened is that one-payer system has caused long lines, health care is delayed getting to people, and the end result, the private sector that actually is formed. we as an organization are a big believer that the integration of care into a more -- a simpler mod'll it's under one roof or enabled in a society that can access care at single point and then be able to use it across the platform as a whole. we're not a big believer in a governmental sponsored only plan because it does not encourage innovation and does not encourage competitive aspects, and we think the competitive aspects will only make us better going forward. >> bruce, question slightly off the topic. being a texas a&m guy, what do you think of johnny manziel ask do you think can win the heisman? >> i have to tell you, the school is making me proud. the year i have been associated with texas a&m, i've never seen a better football team and i think he will win. a little off topic. >> mr. broussard, i want to comment and give you som
, was reported last friday at buckingham palace, will air christmas day on three uk net worworks and we'll see i 3-d. >>> i'm brooke baldwin. want to let you know, moments ago, police identifying the gunman and the victims in that horrific shooting inside a mall in the portland area in oregon. the shooter, 22 years old. here is his picture. no motive yet. we're told the two people he killed did not know him. we have their images for you here. we'll have much more on their lives in just a moment. also, a teenage girl in serious condition right now. here's the sheriff. >> all of us have to recognize that this was a heart breaking tragedy, by any standard. and many, many people will be affected by this terrible act of violence every day for the rest of their lives. and we should keep them in our thoughts and prayers. on the other hand, i think we all need to be very thankful that this incident wasn't much worse. >> we will take you live to portland for more on the shooter in just a moment here. but first, the victims. and this is where this briefing got emotional. i want you to listen here to the s
investigations are done. what happens in the uk and other places, it's an inquest to get information. that will regroup again in march. >> thank you. appreciate it. >>> another chapter in a bizarre story. it started with authorities in belize wants to talk to him about a murder. now antivirus founder john mcafee is back in the u.s., but might not be the end of the saga. unny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement plannin
is experiencing a mini boom, getting visitor from all over. >> people from the u.k., from tokyo, from australia, france. i was amazed when i came to work here how many people from other countries come to visit our little town. >> reporter: and their little town's population has now blossomed to 60 residents as clean tech job seekers stream into the area to see the solar installations and more rare earth mining which is being expanded in the nearby hills. >> it's terrific for me because it's sort of like i'm realizing my dream of, and doing something i really like doing that is turning into a business success. >> reporter: and freeman says he also has plans for an organic farm, electric vehicle charging stations and, of course, more solar panels in the near future. and he also prides himself on being only one of two people in the whole country to actually own a town. heather, back to you. heather: and that is quite a feat. thank you very much, anita, we appreciate it. gregg: good for him. heather: interesting. gregg: all right. one random act of kindness safing the day for a heartbroken little g
hangover. it was worth it, wasn't it? so good. but in the uk, canada, and some other parts of the world, people are celebrating boxing day. okay, so it is like a black friday in the u.s., retailers offer big discounts, crowds of people fill the streets and stores today hoping to take advantage of those sales. >>> we're a few minutes away from the top of the hour and "the situation room". joe johns is here with the preview. >> a lot of news out there for the day after christmas. we're counting down the minutes until we reach the fiscal cliff. the congress and the white house are running out of time. there was supposed to be a leadership telephone conversation today, while the president heads back here from hawaii. senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following that closely, so we'll be checking in with her. we're also staying on the story of the gun culture in america. we'll talk to former congressman asa hutchinson, a man who is very well known here in the nation's capital, a long-time friend of the gun lobby. he's been tapped to lead the nra plan to put armed guards in schoo
europe and people in the u.k. and throughout the world. my hope is we are going to get the deal done. >> we have three weeks or so to play with at least this year some say. is that feasible knowing what you know? >> i think what you have to realize is there has to be a down payment. president outlined what he wants for that down payment on revenue side. let's have rates go back up which was the underlying assumption that was included in the whole simpson-bowles plan. the gang of six plan embraced that as well. brought the rates back up to 39%. you could still do tax reform after that to bring them back down and eliminate the tax expenditures. that's a good starting point. will we fully get through tax reform and entitlement reform by the end of the year? obviously not. what i fear is let's not continue to negotiate this into the 11th hour. every day that we go on during this period, during retail season, you hold back consumers which we know consumer confidence is two-thirds of the economy. folks are not buying stuff because they don't know what will happen come the beginning of the
making news on this saturday. the uk is joining the united states in saying syria is now preparing to use chemical weapons. meanwhile, syrian rebels chose a former officer to lead their unified group. the new commander had defected from the syrian military. also today, the syrian military dropped rockets on to damascus. under rebel control. >>> the los angeles police department looking for new clues in the 15-year-old murder mystery of rapper notorious b.i.g. they're looking into biggie's death again. yesterday police released his autopsy for the first time, hoping to generate some new tips. but family says they want more information. the rapper died in a 1997 drive-by shooting in los angeles. >>> and the second winner of last month's powerball jackpot has come forward, but is not showing his face. arizona lottery official says the winner claimed his prize, but decided to remain anonymous, which is allowed under state law there. the officials say the man is in his 30s and will walk away with a cool $192 million before uncle sam comes a knocking. >>> turning back to domestic politics now.
of the u.k., for example. >> we need to look very hard and fast at our culture in general. it's a culture of deep decca dense and violence. >> we need to look within our families. we don't want to get into blaming the victim here, but we also have to be a little more discerning as to keeping weapons in the home with people who may not be stable enough to have the judgment to use them properly. >> okay. all right. >> thanks, everybody. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. >>> a holiday salute to our troops from wrestling superstar right after this. lots of different waysare to say get well to your loved ones. ♪ this came for you, mommy. [ female announcer ] but it takes the touch of kleenex® brand, america's softest tissue, to turn a gesture into a complete gift of care. [ barks ] send your own free kleenex® care pack... full of soothing essentials at kleenex.com. kleenex®. america's softest tissue. as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ get her 1/3rd carat diamond earr
. in the uk, a young rider heads out into the countryside on a pony for the traditional boston day hunt. and in prague, onlookers watch from a bridge as swimmers climb out of a river after diving into the icy cold water. hot shots, pictures coming in from around the world. >>> 2012 has been a year of surprises. some good, some not so good in the world of showbiz. cnn entertainment correspondent nischelle turner has a rundown. >> catchy dance tunes, celebrity breakups, and the tragic death of a singing icon, just a few of the topics that had people talking in the world of showbiz. here's a look at cnn's top ten entertainment news stories from 2012. ♪ so call me, maybe >> reporter: the song was almost inescapable. carly rae jepsen's song, "call me, maybe." ♪ so call me, maybe >> the force is now strong with disney. in a move that caught many by surprise, the "star wars" franchise's fiercely independent george lucas sold his company to the entertainment entire for more than $4 billion. what's more? disney's announced plans for three more "star wars" films. it's the superstar relationsh
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